This is your last Eblast update of 2020, with just a few important items I wanted to remind you of. Please email me here if you have any questions. - Denise
Reminder of new laws taking effect on Jan 1st.
Maine Earned Paid Leave Law for employers of more than 10 employees.
Click HERE for details from the Maine Department of Labor, or view the Powerpoint presentation HERE.

Maine's statewide minimum wage will rise from $12 per hour to $12.15 per hour.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is delaying the plastic bag and polystyrene container ban until July 1, 2021. Both bans were set to take effect in January.
2021 Maine State Legislature Bills
A first look at the issues the Maine Legislature will be discussing:
·   List of Bill Titles by Sponsor (70 Pages)
Most recent announcements from Gov. Mills
9pm business curfew extended
Extending the extension of inter-state youth hockey
State of Emergency extended through Jan 20th
Lowes Rural-Relief Small Business Grants
LISC is inviting small business owners in rural locations across the country to apply for the LISC-Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants program.

900 grants of up to 20,000 will be awarded. Applications close on Jan 5th.

Upcoming Events
Grand Opening/
Main St. Art Studio, Sangerville

Jan 4th at 4pm
Grand Opening/
Chew 62,

Jan 5th at noon.
PCEDC Annual Meeting, Pete Myrick Award Presentation

Jan 11th at 4pm